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Article: Foundations’ Newfound Advocacy


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An article in Inside Higher Ed reports on a new study that analyzes the role that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Lumina Foundation have played in higher education reform over the past five years. As the article notes, the Foundations’ advocacy has drawn the "attention of a disparate group of actors and focused them in collaborative work toward some important goals; their overarching objective of increasing postsecondary attainment (especially for low-income Americans) is arguably the closest thing to a national higher education strategy the country has had since the G.I. Bill and the post-Sputnik era."

To read the full article, please visit: www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/04/13/study-assesses-how-megafoundations-have-changed-role-higher-ed-philanthropy

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